Find the right jaw pain specialist

Find the right jaw pain specialist

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Many people suffer from extreme jaw pain, that is either acute or chronic. No matter if it is acute or chronic it is a serious problem. It is a serious problem because it is a type of pain that nags at you. And there’s very little that you can do to make it go away. When this jaw pain comes you can’t do anything at all but wait and out. There is a formal name for this type of pain and it is called TMJ and it is a condition that many people suffer from. People give this condition for all different types of reasons. Some people are constant grinders and a grind their teeth together and this causes the problem, some people have anxiety issues and they have a tendency to clinch their jaws and this is what causes their TMJ. And their people who don’t have a direct cause of this condition. For us, as TMJ specialist it doesn’t matter why you have TMJ it only matters that you come in our office so that we can begin treatment so that you can get better.

As you probably already know, you have to get treatment to get better. There’s no type of treatment that you can do at home without the help of the specialist that will work. If you suffer from TMJ, the you know that the pain comes on and then you have to wait and out. You can try things like over-the-counter painkillers but they only worked a little bit. You also know that it is the type of problem that affects the ligaments and the bones in the jaw so simply taking a pill is not the answer. So, if there’s nothing that you can do at home to fix this problem, then how do you get help? The way that you can help us by consulting with a TMJ specialist who is in expert in this condition and who can help you get better. So, if you have this problem and you want relief from it, if you want relief from the pain, the jaw pain, then you know that you need to consult with a TMJ specialist who is in expert in this condition and who has the education and experience to get you better. This is the best way to stop this problem and the only approach that is known to work. The treatments that it TMJ specialist will do are the only things that will end your TMJ pain.

So, as you can now see if you have TMJ then you need to see a specialist immediately. Why do you need to see a specialist? Because they’re the only people with the education and experience to help you. No one else has spent as much time learning about this problem and helping people get better. So to end your TMJ pain give us a call today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you so that we can begin treatment and so that you can get better.

Common TMJ Symptoms

Common TMJ Symptoms Explained

TMJ is the medical term used to describe pain in your jaw, clicking sounds and grating feelings when you are chewing, and general jaw discomfort. A lot of people have a little bit of clicking when they move their jaw bones, but as long as their jaws can move freely, it’s not anything to worry about – if you are pain free, then you don’t need to seek treatment urgently for TMJ.

However, if you have pain, tenderness, or discomfort, or your TMJ symptoms mean that you struggle to open or close your jaw completely, then you should speak to a doctor or a dentist. If they agree that you have a problem with your jaw, they can refer you to a TMJ specialist.

The specialist will look at the temporomandibular joint, and help you to figure out whether the joint has an issue. This joint relies on a hinge action and some abilty to slide. The bones in the joint are covered with cartilage, and there is a small disk which is intended to ensure that the movement of the jaw is always smooth. There is a lot that can go wrong with the joint.

Sadly, it can be hard to diagnose exactly what has caused TMJ disorders in many people, but TMJ can usually be treated. Dentists believe that the muscles around the jaw can contribute to the problems – especially if you tend to grind or clench your teeth. They also think that arthritis in the joint can cause problems, as can damage to the disc or the ball/socket of the joint.

TMJ disorders can range from mildly painful to something that causes severe issues. It is more common in women than in men, and it frequently affects people aged between 20 and 40. Some people simply find that their face feels ‘tired’ while others notice that their jaw gets stuck or locks either partially open or partially closed and they may experience quite severe pain.

Some people can manage their TMJ simply by taking anti-inflammatory medication and by stretching their jaw daily. Others find that if they avoid hard foods so that they don’t have to put as much effort into chewing, their symptoms lessen. For others, though the symptoms are more serious and they require more active treatment.

If you know that you grind your teeth while you are asleep, try wearing a night guard to protect your teeth from damage. During the day, focus on keeping your mouth slightly open, and put your tongue between your teeth so that you are not tempted to bite or grind. Focus on maintaining good posture so that you put less stress on your neck.

TMJ disorders are more common than you might first think, but they are also perfectly treatable if you seek advice early on. Talk to your dentist and try to come up with a home management plan before you start taking stronger painkillers or looking at other more serious forms of intervention